All dogs have a special style. It may reflect their breed, their stature, or their individual personality; but dogs have distinct styles. And as 'clothes make the man,'* clothes also make the dog.
Winter is a great time for dogs to express their individual styles when they are out and about. Cold, windy, or snowy weather gives them good excuses to show off their favorite clothes. Here are 15 stunning winter coats and jackets that will keep your dog warm and dry while they show off their personalities.
Is your dog a preppy like this beautiful Dalmatian? This gorgeous 100 percent wool dog sweater is handmade and comes in navy, as shown above, and in natural (below).
This gorgeous sweater is machine washable, believe it or not, and it's available in navy and natural for small to extra large dogs. (sizing on link)
In 16 colors and 10 sizes, Gooby - Stretch Fleece Pullover Vest certainly aims to please. And what an adorable vest it is! Real easy to take on and off too.
Here's a size chart - measure your dog's back and chest, as instructed on this link - but several customers advise buying a size or two smaller, as the material does stretch!
The Gooby - Stretch Fleece Pullover Vest is machine washable. It fits dogs up to 100 pounds.
The Gooby Every Day Fleece is not a stretch fleece, like the pullover above. The sizes are based on the measurements of your dog's neck, length, and girth (see measurement instructions here), but this version of the Gooby is only meant for small dogs 25 pounds and under.
Customers report this 100 percent polyester dog vest fits nice and snug; it is machine washable and reportedly holds up well. Depending on how you are going to wash and dry the vest (e.g., if you will wash and dry on hot), you may want to consider the next larger size of the vest. There is an O-ring attached to the back of the vest for a leash hook-up, but if your dog is a puller, best to use a collar or a harness when walking.
The Gooby Every Day Fleece Dog Vest with Hoodie comes in 8 beautiful colors and is a hit with dog and cat parents.
A Miniature Schnauzer looks good in anything, but you have to admit this combination is a winner. The black and white Plaid Blanket Dog Coat is 100% wool and has a super-soft Sherpa fleece lining. (Toasty!)
This coat is handmade by artisans in South America. It fits dogs up to 120 pounds in sizes from XS to XXL. It has adjustable hook-and-loop closures at the neck and around the tummy and conveniently places a leash opening at the center of the back, so you can use a collar or harness to hook your dog's leash. The Plaid Blanket Dog Coat is machine washable, but best to let it air dry.
Not only is the Reversible Elasto-Fit® Dog Raincoat a pretty spiffy raincoat, it's very practical. It's Elasto-Fit allows up to 30 percent more room in the coat, allowing you to easily dress your dog on a rainy day, yet the elastic doesn't sag when the coat is on. In red and yellow (below), this reversible raincoat allows a perfect fit with two hook and loop closures underneath the belly and an adjustable bungee cord hem.
The reversible raincoat has a polyurethane shell and a polyester lining. It has reflective piping for your dog's safety. You can also machine wash this raincoat.
Of course, it can get cold indoors too. Though the Hurtta Dog Body Warmer is light weight, it provides incredible warmth to your dog with its breathable tricot knit that has a foil lining to reflect your dog’s body heat! This suit is a must for athletic dogs and also older dogs that have stiffness or soreness in their joints and muscles. Great for sleeping!
Getting into the Hurtta Dog Body Warmer is easy through the back which has a zipper, covered by an interior flap so there's no contact with your dog's skin or fur. There are adjustable toggle cords at the neck and waist. As you can see, the legs are elasticized, and the rear opening is elasticized also. The seams are reflective for low-light visibility. The Body Warmer comes in sizes from 10" to 24", based on the length of your dog's back. There is a size chart on the link.
The Hurtta Dog Body Warmer is machine washable.
Don't you love this lumberjack look? The PAWZ Road Dog Plaid Shirt Coat With Hoodie is especially for medium to large dogs and it winters well. It's nice and thick and lined with fleece so your doggie will be nice and warm while he's outside.
Yes, there's a hoodie for those really chilly days. You can snap it on when you want it. The hoodie even has a pocket if your dog wants to carry a small toy or treat. The vest is very easy to put on - it snaps.
This lumberjack dog jacket comes in red and black and blue and black, in sizes from small to XXXX large! It is machine washable.
This high-tech Taslon nylon weatherproof jacket is great for all weather. While it keeps your dog dry, it has extra warmth with it's luxurious faux fur lining that turns over at the neck to show it off. On another day, your dog may put his furry lining, either black or mottled brown, on the outside, which is pretty smashing too.
This lovely coat is machine washable and comes in sizes from 10" to 22" based on the length of your dog's back. There are two hook and loop closures, at the neck and tummy. Check the size chart at this link before purchase.
The Mexican Serape Ponchos are one of the highest rated products on Amazon. Every one is as different as the original serape, woven in Tlaxcala, Mexico and adapted for your dog by Baja Ponchos in Los Angeles, California. These comfy coats are made of polyester and acrylic threads. Customers report the Dog Ponchos look best when they are worn snugly, and a wide hook and loop band under the tummy keeps the poncho snug.
These ponchos can also be worn indoors as a comfort coat, good to calm dogs with fear issues.
Have you ever felt your dog's ears in winter? They are normally cool, but in winter weather they can get really cold. That's because their bodies channel the blood supply to where it is needed most: the heart, lungs, and other organs of the body. And then your dog's nose and ears have to weather the cold.
So, a hat is not a bad idea at all to keep your pup's ears warm, and this gorgeous Alpaca Wool Dog Hat will do the trick and warm up your dog's neck as well. Hand-knit by Peruvian artisans, who use centuries old methods of spinning and dyeing, this warm hat comes in three different patterns and colors. Hats come in sizes extra small to large and fit dogs up to 70 pounds.
Yes, there are plenty of Holiday-themed dog sweaters and coats. They're fine to wear for a couple of weeks, but the well-dressed hound will invest in dapper clothing that can be worn all winter without looking just plain silly!
* "Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Mark Twain
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